RCSUSA Announces Participation in Essay Competition

RCSUSA will participate in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition for the third year in a row. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part every year, it is an important way for young voices to be developed and heard. To participate […]

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Peggy Grande added to Board of Directors

RCSUSA welcomes Peggy Grande to the Board of Directors. Peggy served as Executive Assistant to Ronald Reagan from 1989-1999 and is the author of “The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years.”  She is an international keynote speaker, a television and radio commentator, and widely published international opinion writer. She is […]

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RCSUSA Winners of Essay Competition

RCSUSA was honored to have 22 of our students awarded Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards from The RCS in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition! RCSUSA selected first, second, and third place winners in both the Junior and Senior categories from among our participants. Each of these students will receive a monetary award. Katie Westbrook, our […]

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RCS announces winners of Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

More than 11,000 students from around the world submitted entries for the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. The RCS has chosen a winner and runner-up from the Junior and Senior Categories. Approximately one-third of entrants were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. The United States was honored to have 22 students awarded Gold, Silver, or […]

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RCSUSA makes donation to magnet school

RCSUSA made a donation to Barack H. Obama Magnet School in Jackson, Mississippi. Education is one of RCSUSA’s focus areas, and we are pleased to support this A-rated school that is making a difference in the lives of children every day! L to R: Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Grigsby, Principal John Johnson, RCSUSA Vice Chairman Steve Edds, RCSUSA […]

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Governor signs human trafficking bill

Following the 2019 Mississippi legislative session, Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 571 into law. The law went into effect in July. In Mississippi, minors involved with human trafficking are now considered victims and cannot be charged with prostitution. This is an important step in the protection of child victims of human trafficking. RCSUSA is […]

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019 launched by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in Ghana

The Royal Commonwealth Society is delighted to announce that The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019 was yesterday launched by our Vice-Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Ghana International School in Accra, following an event that heard pupils read their gold award winning pieces from 2018. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall announced […]

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THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL BECOMES VICE-PATRON OF THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY ON ITS 150th ANNIVERSARY

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of The Royal Commonwealth Society, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and UN, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government, hosted a reception at Lancaster House at which Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall was announced as the Society’s inaugural Vice-Patron. The reception brought together […]

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 winners announced

Four young writers have been named as the Winners and Runners-Up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018, selected from approximately 12,000 entries from across the five regions of the Commonwealth. The competition is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing competition. Representing almost every Commonwealth country, entrants wrote on pertinent topics such as the role […]

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